Norine Johnson, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant for Early Career Psychologists

Description

The Norine Johnson, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant, offered annually by the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy to Early Career Psychologists (within 10 years post earning the doctoral degree), provides $10,000 toward the advancement of research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists’ personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

This program awards grants to early career psychologists (ECPs) for research on psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes, including type of training, amount of training, professional degree or discipline of the psychotherapist, and the role or impact of psychotherapists’ personal characteristics on psychotherapy treatment outcomes.

Program Goals

  • Advance understanding of psychotherapist factors that may impact treatment effectiveness and outcomes through support of empirical research
  • Encourage researchers with a successful record of publication to undertake research in these areas

Funding Specifics

One annual grant of $10,000 to be paid in one lump sum to the researcher, to his or her university’s grants and contracts office, or to an incorporated company. Individuals who receive the funds could incur tax liabilities (see Additional Information section below).

Eligibility Requirements

  • Early Career Psychologists (Doctoral-level researchers who are within 10 years post earning the doctoral degree). Note: applications by investigators who are not ECPs will not be considered.
  • Demonstrated competence in the area of proposed work
  • IRB approval must be received from the principal investigator’s institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved
  • The selection committee may elect to award the grant to the same individual or research team up to two consecutive years
  • The selection committee may choose not to award the grant in years when no suitable nominations are received
  • Researcher must be a member of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. Join the Society here.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Conformance with goals listed above under “Program Goals”
  • Magnitude of incremental contribution in topic area
  • Quality of proposed work
  • Applicant’s competence to execute the project
  • Appropriate plan for data collection and completion of the project

Proposal Requirements

  • Description of the proposed project to include title, goals, relevant background, target population, methods, anticipated outcomes, and dissemination plans: not to exceed 3 single-spaced pages (1 inch margins, no smaller than 11-point font)
  • CV of the principal investigator: not to exceed 2 single-spaced pages and should focus on research activities
  • A 300-word biosketch that describes why your experiences and qualifications make you suited for successfully carrying out this research proposal.
  • Timeline for execution (priority given to projects that can be completed within 2 years)
  • Full budget and justification (indirect costs not permitted), which should take up no more than 1 additional page (the budget should clearly indicate how the grant funds would be spent)
  • Funds may be used to initiate a new project or to supplement additional funding. The research may be at any stage. In any case, justification must be provided for the request of the current grant funds. If the funds will supplement other funding or if the research is already in progress, please explain why the additional funds are needed (e.g., in order to add a new component to the study, add additional participants, etc.)

Additional Information

  • After the project is completed, a full accounting of the project’s income and expenses must be submitted within six months of completion
  • After the project is completed, recipients will submit a practitioner-friendly summary of the research for publication in Psychotherapy Bulletin and/or the website of the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. This summary is meant to not conflict with or duplicate publication in a research journal, but rather is meant to inform Society membership and the public about the research in a way that translates the research in a practice-friendly way.
  • Grant funds that are not spent on the project within two years of receipt must be returned
  • When the resulting research is published, the grant must be acknowledged by a footnote or author’s note in the publication
  • All individuals directly receiving funds from the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy will be required to complete an IRS w-9 form prior to the release of funds, and will be sent a 1099 after the end of the fiscal year (December 31st)

Submission Process and Deadline

Submission Process:

  • Please submit grant applications electronically, in Word format, along with all other grant materials at one time
  • All applicants must complete the grant application form, in MSWord or other text format
  • CV(s) may be submitted in text or PDF format. If submitting more than 1 CV, then all CVs must be included in 1 electronic document/file
  • Proposal and budget must be submitted in 1 file, with a cover sheet to include the name of the principal investigator and complete contact information (address, phone, fax, email)
  • Submit all required materials for proposal to: Tracey A. Martin in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of APA) Central Office, [email protected]
  • You will receive an electronic confirmation of your submission within 24 hours. If you do not receive confirmation, your proposal was not received. Please resubmit.
  • Questions about this program should be directed to the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy Science and Scholarship Domain Representative (Dr. Susan Woodhouse at [email protected]), or Tracey A. Martin in the Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (Division 29 of APA) Central Office, [email protected]

Submission Deadline: September 15

 

Norine Johnson, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant for Early Career Psychologists

2019 Recipient: Joanna M. Drinane

Joanna M. Drinane is entering her second year as an Assistant Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Utah. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Denver in 2018. Her scholarship has consistently focused on psychotherapy process and outcome with an area of emphasis on the relational and cultural dynamics that unfold between clients and therapists. In this vein, Joanna has contributed to the development of the framework of multicultural orientation, has written about microaggressions, within therapist identity-based disparities, and cultural concealment, and has worked to explore how social identity conversations influence the trajectories of change clients undergo while in therapy.

Joanna’s 2019 Norine Johnson Psychotherapy Research Grant proposal is well aligned with her growing body of research. Her study aims to use novel methodology to obtain objective ratings of therapist cultural comfort/discomfort (operationalized as emotional arousal) in response to client statements about various social identities. Specifically, Joanna plans to use software to analyze basic linguistic processes to provide quantitative ratings of emotional arousal in response to cultural stimuli, and to examine the associations between these ratings and internal mechanisms of self-regulation and therapist response patterns to clients (direct, indirect, and avoidant). The primary goal of this work is to understand the relationships between these variables in order to yield information about potential profiles of providers who might engage more or less effectively in clinical and professional contexts which require culturally sensitive dialogues. The use of these methods will foster more in depth awareness of provider/patient interactions and can contribute to the enhancement of educational methods and the reduction of disparities that occur at the individual provider level.


Norine Johnson, Ph.D., Psychotherapy Research Grant for Early Career Psychologists

Previous Recipients

2018 – Sigal Zilcha-Mano

2017 – Tali Boritz

2015 – Jesse Owen

2013 – Joshua K. Swift and Jennifer L. Callahan

2012 – Cheri L. Marmarosh

2011 – Charles Gelso and Clara Hill